Natalie Portman is right, girls need permission to show anger – Sydney morning herald – August 2019

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If you’ve ever become tearful or upset in the face of a personal injustice then perhaps you have been socialised to suppress anger. You’re far from alone. In fact, you’re in good company.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Natalie Portman spoke frankly about her own anger and the way she was taught to interpret it. “Women are taught not to be angry, that to be angry is to be shrill, to be hysterical, to be ugly,” she said.

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